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Peter Phan: Church of Migrants and Migrant Church

Theology of the Church in the Age of Migration

Date of Lecture: March 28, 2019

Peter C. PhanAbout the Speaker: Peter C. Phan is the Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University and the founding director of the Graduate Studies Program in Theology and Religious Studies. A native of Vietnam, he emigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1975. He is the author of many articles and books, including "Christianity with an Asian Face," "In Our Own Tongues," and "Being Religious Interreligiously," all published by Orbis. He is also editor of the Theology in Global Perspective series for Orbis and the Ethnic American Pastoral Spirituality series for Paulist Press.

About the Lecture: In his talk, Dr. Phan outlines 10 major migrations in history to show that the Catholic Church would not exist without migrants. Then, he turns to the Bible to show how migration is integral to the theology of the Church.